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Encuentro break guidePhoto by: Giovanni D'Alessandro

Encuentro Surf Guide

Encuentro in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Encuentro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Encuentro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Encuentro occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Encuentro (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Encuentro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in October while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Encuentro Location Map

Interactive Encuentro surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Encuentro is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Encuentro is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Encuentro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 06:23 Local Time
Tuesday 04
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
10
Wind State glass glass cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Encuentro

Surf stats for Encuentro, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Encuentro

Wind stats for Encuentro, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Encuentro: